A feast fit for Balzac at the Château de Sauvebœuf
A substantial part of the Telethon held in December 2011 in Aubas and neighbouring
villages was staged at the Château de Sauvebœuf, which Claude and Florence Douce,
eminent patrons of this noble cause, made available to the charity workers. After
a talk by Gonzague Saint Bris on his recent biography of Balzac and a harp and guitar
recital by the “Fingers Crossed” ensemble came a splendid banquet, like those we
read about in Balzac’s novels, prepared by chef Eric Boyard and his “Il pleut dans
ma bouche” kitchen brigade, assisted for the occasion by the “Aubas’Tringue” troupe
of actors. A feast and a feat that transported the kitchens and the banqueting hall
to the age of the great Flemish masters. A heavenly meal with a very special treat
in store, as you’ll see in Ferrassie TV’s coverage of this special event organised
to raise funds for the A.F.M., Association Française contre les Myopathies.
Le Bugue Red Cross
Welcome to a world of mutual aid
In Le Bugue’s old tax office, opposite the primary school in
rue de la Boétie, when the braderie (*) is on it’s the very best place to go for
second-hand clothes for the whole family … and you’ll get the warmest of welcomes
from the devoted voluntary workers who collect and redistribute all the clothing.
The Red Cross needs you - to continue helping people, quickly, simply and with the
Magical « Haricots Couenne »
A scene from another age – the swearing in of two knights – took
place this summer beneath the towering walls of Paunat Abbey. A singularly strange
ceremony which we were authorized to film in the aroma of Paunat’s far-famed cauldron.
“Les haricots couenne de Paunat” are the carefully kept secret of an age-old recipe
of slow-cooked white beans and pork rind.
Entire parish welcomes new priest
On this exceptional Sunday, Saint-Sulpice church was literally
packed to witness a pastoral transition : Father Gérard Blanc taking over from Father
Bernard Lambert and Father Julien Charrier as the new priest of the parish of Saint-Martin-sur-Vézère.